Jill Martin, president of the University of North America, was honored with the distinguished Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award in the annual Leaders and Legends Awards Ceremony held at the MGM National Harbor earlier this month.
The Top 100 MBE Awards®, initiated in 2007 by the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC), recognize and celebrate the creativity and innovation of regional minority business enterprises who are role models and inspire the entire community.
Sharon R. Pinder, CRMSDC’s president and CEO, says, “Our board of directors and our members congratulate the 2017 Top 100 MBEs® on their stellar accomplishments.”
This award is designed to acknowledge and pay tribute to outstanding women and minority business owners in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial accomplishments, a high level of professionalism, and have made substantial contributions to their community.
CRMSDC is celebrating its 45th anniversary as a not-for-profit economic development organization supporting growth in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia. It is one of 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the only nationally recognized MBE certifying authority. CRMSDC is headquartered in Silver Spring Maryland.
CRMSDC also operates two programs funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) grants: (1) The MBDA Business Center, Washington D.C., helps minority-owned firms create jobs, compete in the global economy and grow their businesses, and (2) The Federal Procurement Center which is the nation’s only federally-funded program solely dedicated to assisting MBEs in obtaining Federal contracts.
Together these three organization form the CRMSDC MBE Business Consortium, the largest provider of MBE support services in the region.
University of North America (UoNA) is an applied learning institution that links the latest in academic theory with the newest in real-world applications. With a strong focus in practical experience, UoNA prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel and become leaders in today's fast-changing world. UoNA offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in business and technology with sought-after specializations such as big data, information security, database administration, project management, healthcare informatics, finance and accounting.
UoNA is honored to be awarded as the Small Business of the Year by the Asian American Chamber of Commerce in May 2017 and now a Top 100 MBE. Thank you!